Mezcal is a sacred and ancient spirit. It is also one of the most complex and artisanal beverages in the world—with its centuries-old craft culture surviving to this day. Only recently have the greatest artisanal mezcals become available outside of Mexico. More and more, spirits enthusiasts in the United States are finding themselves dazzled by the mind-blowing depth, range, and quality of mezcal.
Traditional mezcal hails from Mexico at large—but the epicenter remains Oaxaca, one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet. It is here that this captivatingly complex spirit is made from an incredible array of species of the agave plant. The hearts of these agave plants are roasted over hot stones in an earthen pit—imbuing mezcal with an undeniably alluring smoky character.
Acquire a taste for this magnificent and multifaceted beverage—“the fine wine of Mexico”, as it’s known—and the mezcal gods will smile upon you.